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Part of the Care UK family |Trusted to care in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one, and at Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield, our experienced team of dedicated professionals undergo our own in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is always provided.
I am Gill, the Deputy Manager at Sutton Coldfield. I have been here since the beginning and I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey. I have many years’ experience within the care sector and qualified as a nurse over 30 years ago. I am passionate about nursing and dementia care and enjoy working with a team with the same goals and beliefs. It is so fulfilling and we get so much back from the people we care for. I enjoying watching residents move in and becoming part of our family.
My name is Annette Stockham. I am originally from a small mining village by Sherwood Forrest in Nottinghamshire. I moved to Solihull 30 years ago. Twelve years ago I became an Activity Manager and luckily found my vocation. One of the most rewarding parts of my career to date was being part of a team that won the Best Dementia Team in the whole of the UK. Supporting people to live with purpose is a great passion of mine and I find my work to be incredibly rewarding. I can reach anyone’s spirit with a intuitive based approach, kindness, empathy patience, music and laugher, and a bit of banter for good measure. I love being creative and creating an uplifting atmosphere is key for residents and visitors. My hobbies include photography which I have a diploma in, although I am always learning. I have two gorgeous children and three grandchildren - they keep me very busy in my spare time.
I have worked as a Chef for 18 years and I have loved every minute of my career. I started working as a kitchen assistant at the age of 16 and worked my way up through the ranks. I was promoted to Commis Chef, Grill Chef, Sous Chef and then finally Head Chef all within the same kitchen - the training and experience I gained has been invaluable to me and fine dining has become a love of mine. I joined the home in 2015 as Head Chef and I have thoroughly enjoyed working here. Aspects to my role I enjoy are creative cooking for those with dysphagia and special diets. I am passionate about nutrition and healthy lifestyles, but equally revel in baking cakes and desserts, particularly for a birthday! I am a tattoo enthusiast, you won't be able to miss me if you visit!
I have worked within the healthcare sector for fifteen years and I have worked here since 2016. I have been on a journey since starting here and have worked across many of our sites. I jumped at the opportunity of working at this home as this is a team I know and I have a sense of belonging here. It is a wonderful home to work within - we have an incredible uplifting energy here. Supporting families during a difficult time in their lives and overcoming some of the obstacles presented to them is a part to my role I thoroughly enjoy. I am passionate about brand standards and the residents truly feeling the benefits of residing in an immaculate, happy environment. I inherited a love for Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack from my father and you can be sure to hear them playing in our Bistro area - luckily the residents and families love them too.
I have worked as a care home administrator for well over 10 years. I head up the administration and reception team for the home. Recruitment and selection is also part of my remit. Please feel free to ask if you require any assistance from myself or my team. I love working in the care sector and it is very rewarding to see happy residents. We really are one big family.
I have worked within housekeeping for over 20 years with my last post at Aston Villa Football Club. This is the first care home I have worked in - however, I love the feel of our home, and our team and most of all the residents make it a wonderful place to work. It is an honour to be looking after residents and making sure they are comfortable in their own space as well as the other areas in the home. My team have a great caring approach and will always have a chat with residents and help and support them as much as we can. We are all one big happy family here.
Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.
Our hardworking teams always keep individuals and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family.
The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.
Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.
From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.
All our teams get to know each person they care for to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes.
Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.